Ask an expert
Question

10 Aug 2007

Injury
Hi doc, i fell from the roof (mostly on my left side) almost a week ago, can move my arms and can breeth deeply but when i sneeze or cough it hurts sooo badly is this still normal muscle pains?
Answer 404 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Kobus
You could have cracked a rib - feel along the ribs one by one and feel if you can identify a specific painful rib, another sign of a cracked rib may be that you can feel a scratchy sensation if you press on the rib where the two broken ends meet. This can take up to 6 weeks to heal....
Do NOT strap your chest but hold the area when you sneeze or cough to limit movement in that specific spot.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.